SL.1.1.A Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1.A

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"Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion)."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

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All About Me: Character Traits
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All About Me: Character Traits
It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Sink or Float
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Sink or Float
Introduce your students to the scientific concept of sink or float. This hands-on experiment allows them to see which objects sink and which float. The concepts taught will be solidified with the completion of worksheets.
Year one
Reading & Writing
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Predicting Pictures
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Predicting Pictures
Enhance your child's predictive abilities with this creative reading lesson. By imitating the styles of Eric Carle's Do You Want to Be My Friend?, students will create and share their own mini guessing games.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Craft Stick Story Elements
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Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Move Like an Animal!
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Move Like an Animal!
Have your students get energized while they learn about animal locomotion and move around like various animals!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Are you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? Irregular verbs break all the rules! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use the correct past tense form of regular and irregular verbs.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Learning How to Listen
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Learning How to Listen
In this lesson students, learn how to listen and practise community-building skills using the circle process. This lesson helps build community and establish norms for how students communicate with each other.
Year one
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Learning How to be a Good Friend
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Learning How to be a Good Friend
In this lesson, students will learn how to be a good friend. The class will generate guidelines on friendship and create a friendship collage.
Year one
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Learning How to practise Peace
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Learning How to practise Peace
In this lesson, students will learn how to practise peace when they feel hurt or have a disagreement. These steps can be followed whenever conflict arises in the classroom.
Year one
Reading & Writing
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Peace Corner
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Peace Corner
The peace corner is a space where students may practise previously taught calm-down methods, such as deep breathing and mindfulness. Students will draw a picture of themselves in the peace corner and practise in small groups.
Year one
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Range of Emotions
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Range of Emotions
In this lesson, students will learn about how emotions change and will understand and discuss different feeling words for different emotions by associating emotions with colors, visuals, and a charades game.
Year one
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
In this lesson, students will discuss, generate a list, and practise appropriate activities that may improve the way they feel. Students will engage in a gratitude practise and learn strategies for changing their mood.
Year one
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Superhero Senses
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Superhero Senses
In this lesson, students will learn about their superpower sense of listening and speaking by listening and responding to questions with kindness, attention, and mindfulness.
Year one
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Spreading Kindness
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Spreading Kindness
In this lesson, students will answer questions, role-play different scenarios, and explore their feelings as they make healthy choices. They will also learn some questions to ask themselves when making decisions.
Year one
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Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart
In this lesson, students will practise loving kindness for a classmate by writing them a letter or drawing them a picture showing their appreciation.
Year one
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Empathy
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Empathy
In this lesson, students will explore and discuss the term "empathy" by hearing stories from two different perspectives and identifying the feelings of each of the characters. They will also discuss what it means to be true to ourselves.
Year one
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Just the Facts, Please!
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Just the Facts, Please!
Learning how to distinguish between facts and opinions is critical for the development of communication and social skills. In this lesson, students will learn the difference between facts and opinions through play and pictures.
Year one
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My Magical Breath
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My Magical Breath
In this lesson, students will learn how their breath can be their greatest friend. They will practise and learn how to use their breath when they feel tense or overwhelmed, just like a magical tool!
Year one
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Yoga Flow
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Yoga Flow
In this lesson, students will learn self-regulation techniques and be guided through yoga stretches and movements. Then, they will write about how yoga makes them feel and how it may help reduce stress.
Year 3
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Gratitude for Differences
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Gratitude for Differences
In this lesson, students will discuss similarities and differences in a fish bowl activity. They will also learn tools to practise gratitude for each other's differences and similarities.
Year one
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Strengthening Our Brains With Mindfulness
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Strengthening Our Brains With Mindfulness
In this lesson, students will use Daniel Siegel’s “hand model of the brain” to identify how their brains work. They will learn the term “prefrontal cortex" (PFC) and about how their brains can grow when they learn new things.
Year one
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Thoughts as Bubbles
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Thoughts as Bubbles
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Mind Bubbles*, practise mindful breathing (anchor breathing), and use bubbles to draw pictures of their thoughts from the mindfulness practise session.
Year one
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Often, it's difficult to see mistakes and failures as opportunities to grow! In this lesson, students will practise having a growth mindset and looking at mistakes as opportunities to learn. They'll consider how challenges grow their brain.
Year one
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One Thing at a Time
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One Thing at a Time
In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of doing one thing at a time and listen to the book *What Does It Mean to Be Present?*. Then, they will experience the inefficiency of multitasking by doing three things at once.
Year one
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Seeing the Good in Myself
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Seeing the Good in Myself
When students take time to see the best in themselves, it supports them individually, socially, and academically. In this lesson, students will take time to highlight their successes and learn how to send loving wishes to themselves.
Year one
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Say Something
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Say Something
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Say Something* and make promises to each other to speak up when others are lonely or hurt. They will also have an opportunity to express themselves through acts of service and painting.
Year one
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Nature Mandalas
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Nature Mandalas
Nature can teach us about impermanence and appreciation of the present moment. In this lesson, students will explore impermanence in nature, and they'll create their own nature mandala that reflects impermanence and nature's gifts.
Year one
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
In this lesson, students explore ways they can give themselves more energy or help them relax. They will also learn that movement breaks are beneficial in releasing stress and tension and providing energy.
Year one
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Goal Setting
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Goal Setting
In this lesson, students will identify what they already know about a topic, what they need to know, and how they will achieve their learning goal.
Year one
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THINK for Mindful Speaking
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THINK for Mindful Speaking
Speaking with kindness and care can be easier with the THINK method! In this lesson, students will identify questions to ask themselves when speaking to others. They will also practise mindful listening with a partner.
Year one
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